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APR 24, 2013 - Time

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U.S. Panel Finds Little Evidence to Support Universal Screening For Suicide

Experts say that existing screening methods can identify at-risk individuals, but such tools may not help to prevent suicides. According to the latest government statistics, more than 38,000 people commit suicide each year, so in 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) analyzed studies on existing suicide screening methods to determine if it made sense for primary care physicians, who are the most likely to see adults on a regular basis and detect any changes in mental state, to start screening for those at risk of taking their own lives. Studies showed that 38% of adults and ... Read More

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